Windows 10 Insider Preview – GSOD Whilst Updating – aksdf.sys Error

Have you been struggling to install the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview?

Been getting a green screen of death (GSOD) about 70% into the process?

Well I decided to do a bit of digging and found out that this process ( aksdf.sys ) belongs to a USB dongle driver. I can’t even remember the last time any software I used needed a security dongle, let alone use one now!

I found a web page detailing how to uninstall this driver, which you can find below.

Firstly, download the following file:../downloads/haspdinst_7.100.25990.1.zip

Then unzip the file within ( haspdinst.exe ) to your C: (You will need administrator rights to do so).

Open an administrative command prompt (click start, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt and click ‘Run as Administrator’.)

Make sure you are at the root of C drive (you should see C: at the bottom of the command prompt window). If you aren’t and see some other letter, type C: and press enter.

Then copy and paste the following into the Command Prompt window and press return:

haspdinst.exe -kp -r -fr -v -purge

The Sentinel install window will appear for a short time and should come back successful. You can then try updating Windows again which should happily fly past the 70% mark and complete.

Please leave a comment if this has helped you!

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